counterplay


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coun·ter·play

 (koun′tər-plā′)
n.
A threat or offensive position in chess intended to counter an opponent's advantage in another part of the board.

counterplay

(ˈkaʊntəˌpleɪ)
n
(Chess & Draughts) a positive or aggressive action by the defending side, esp in chess
vb (intr)
(Chess & Draughts) to make an opposing or positive action from a position of defence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterplay - (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
attack - an offensive move in a sport or game; "they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
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